CHITTENDEN, Martin, (1763 - 1840)


CHITTENDEN, Martin, a Representative from Vermont; born in Salisbury, Conn., March 12, 1763; moved with his parents to Williston, Vt., in 1776; attended Mares School, and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1789; engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits in Jericho, Vt.; appointed justice of the peace in October 1789; delegate to the State convention that ratified the Federal Constitution; aide-de-camp to Lieutenant Governor Olcott in 1790; clerk of the county court of Chittenden County 1790-1793; member of the State house of representatives 1790-1796; judge of the Chittenden County Court 1793-1795, and chief justice 1796-1813; captain of the First Militia in Jericho in 1793; lieutenant colonel commanding the First Regiment, Seventh Division, Vermont Militia, in 1794; brigadier general in 1799; major general 1799-1803; first collector of the census for Chittenden County; elected as a Federalist to the Eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1813); Governor of Vermont in 1814 and 1815; judge of probate 1821-1823; died in Williston, Chittenden County, Vt., September 5, 1840; interment in the Old Cemetery.